Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, and corporate advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,275,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Skid Row Housing Trust N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Council of Chief State School Officers N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 388,938
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Illustrative Mathematics N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Colorado College TH N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Peace Development Fund, Inc. San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Voces de la Frontera N/A WI United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 15,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Anthony Manning Kunin Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 6,755,188

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,275,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Skid Row Housing Trust N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Council of Chief State School Officers N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 388,938
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Illustrative Mathematics N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Colorado College TH N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Peace Development Fund, Inc. San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Voces de la Frontera N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 15,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Anthony Manning Kunin Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 6,755,188

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Colorado Seminary CO Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children FL Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 250
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Polytechnic State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
USTA Player Development Incorporated FL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania PA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Best Friends Animal Society UT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Orange Countys United Way CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Town School for Boys CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depressi NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partners in Health MD Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 1,430,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,275,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Skid Row Housing Trust United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Bayshore Christian Ministries United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Council of Chief State School Officers United States Education Donor Advised 2018 388,938
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Illustrative Mathematics United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Colorado College TH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Peace Development Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Voces de la Frontera United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 15,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Point Reyes Bird Observatory United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Anthony Manning Kunin Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 6,755,188

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13110 records found.